Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Services

Diagnostic imaging is a branch of medicine that uses state of the art technology to assist health care providers in the diagnosis of injuries and abnormalities. The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority offers a variety of diagnostic services at our hospitals and health centres and also works in partnership with southern facilities for provision of expanded, specialized testing.  
The diagnostic imaging services that we provide include:

  • General/routine X-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Mammography 
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

General/Routine X-ray Hours

Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic

The YPCC Diagnostic Imaging Services will remain closed until further notice.

Stanton Territorial Hospital (Routine Appointments)

Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm
Closed on all statutory holidays and weekends

Stanton Territorial Hospital DI Department: (867) 669-4110

How can I get an Appointment?

All diagnostic imaging must be requested by an authorized health care provider. A requisition completed by your healthcare provider is required prior to making an appointment for diagnostic imaging.

General/Routine X-rays can be completed during regular office hours and do not require an appointment.  All other imaging requires an appointment, which your healthcare provider must request and arrange.

What to bring to your Appointment

Arrive 15-20 minutes early to check in for your appointment at the front desk.  To check in, you will be required to show:

  • The diagnostic imaging requisition (paperwork) from your physician
  • Your healthcare card
  • A piece of photo identification

How to prepare for your appointment

Each appointment will require you to prepare differently.  Although many appointments do not require any special preparation, some do.  Since each appointment is different, be sure to check your diagnostic imaging requisition form, or contact your health care provider to determine if your appointment requires any special preparation.  

Getting your results

Diagnostic Imaging staff cannot immediately give you your results following your appointment.  All results must go to your health care provider to review prior to contacting you with your results.  For any inquiries regarding DI results, please contact your healthcare provider. 

Contact this service

Diagnostic imaging services are offered across the NWT, however if you are located in a smaller community you may have to travel to a larger centre for some Diagnostic Imaging services.  Contact your local hospital, clinic, or health centre for more information about diagnostic imaging in your community.  Visit our Regional Portals for more information about your local health centre.

Diagnostic Imaging Information Systems (PACS)

The Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) and digital imaging (DI) equipment are stored in secure electronic systems. As x-rays, ultrasounds and mammograms are captured digitally during your exam, they can be quickly shared with your health care provider.

By having this system in place, your health care provider can:

  • Provide faster diagnosis and decisions relating to your treatment.
  • Consult in real time with specialists from different locations over your images.
  • Enlarge and focus on specific portions of your image.
  • See your images in higher detail than film.

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